Mom fights through tears in death of 12-year-old girl
A mother fights through tears as she speaks to a crowd of hundreds in the wake of her daughter's death. The 12-year-old was killed on Halloween night after being hit by a driver who police say was under the influence. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - A mother fights through tears as she speaks to a crowd of hundreds in the wake of her daughter's death.
12-year-old Faith Love was killed on Halloween night by a suspected impaired driver.
The 7th grader was dressed up as a Native American princess when police say she was struck in the street. It happened on Monday just before 8:30 p.m. on Sandstone Bluffs Drive and Wesley Lake Place.
Faith Love died shortly after she arrived at the hospital.
Two nights after her little girl's life was taken, Rocquell Love says "faith" is still alive. The single mother sang and prayed as a vigil filled the area where her daughter was run down.
"I'm grateful in spite of everything, in spite of every detail surrounded my daughter's death," cried Rocquell Love, holding on to her surviving child.
Rocquell Love stayed home with her 6-year-old son on Halloween night because he was sick. Faith was trick-or-treating through the Summerlin neighborhood with her aunt and cousins.
Rocquell Love didn't get to see her daughter before she passed.
"I'm so blessed to have been able to give her life and watch her grow and to learn the lessons that she's taught me," said an emotional Rocquell Love. "As a mother, love them while you can. Show them. Tell them every day."
Loved ones were united with strangers in the area of Sahara and Hualapai Wednesday night. Members of the Love family saw just how many people cared.
"To every one of her little friends, my heart goes out to them because I know they loved her," added Rocquell Love.
Rocquell Love said the love and support from all angles is helping her get through each minute.
Mourners packed onto the sidewalk where a makeshift memorial continues to grow in size. Several vigil goers were reminded that there is a big problem that still needs to be addressed.
"Just being here at her memorial, we've seen four people driving over the speed limit. I'm like this is ridiculous," said Cavante Alexander, cousin of Faith Love.
Family, friends, class-mates and neighbors of Faith Love tried not to dwell on any anger at this hearfelt memorial.
That included not mentioning the driver who police say killed the Sig Rogich middle schooler.
41-year-old Justin Caramanica is being held without bail on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs. Police suspect speeding was also a factor in the crash.
Caramanica's 72 hour hearing is set for Thursday morning.
A memorial fund has been set up in the name of Faith Love at City Bank. For anyone looking to donate, the account # is 40029637036 .